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Trivia Time: Timepiece Edition

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
OK, I was going to do more of an intro but I'm kind of busy today. The theme is timepieces! Here we go!

1. Clock – Question about punches
2. Watch – Questions about television
3. Sundial – Questions about messages to space
4. Water Clock – Questions about swimming records
5. Incense Clock – Questions about smells
6. Astrolabe – Questions about planetary positions
7. Hourglass – Questions about 60s sex symbols
8. Grandfather Clock – Questions about grandfather clauses
9. Cuckoo Clock – Questions about cuckoos
10. Marine chronometer – Questions about oceanic history

Round 1
1. What part of the head is the target of a punch in a rabbit punch?
2. What science fiction television series shares the name with the World’s Fair exhibit where television made its debut?
3. Which probe carried a golden phonograph containing the sounds and voices of Earth?
4. In 1972, which swimmer entered seven events and not only won them all but set world records in them all?
5. What unusual pungent thing does the plant titan arum smell like, giving it it’s more common name?
6. What occurs when two astronomical objects have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude, usually as observed from Earth?
7. Which 60s star was Kramer told to fire in exchange for a Tony award in the Summer of George episode of Seinfeld?
8. Which major radio company no longer offers lifetime subscriptions but still honours the ones purchased previously?
9. Which is the only European country that the cuckoo is absent from?
10. Which explorer is credited with naming the Pacific Ocean?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Sorry, I've been distracted.

Round 1

1. What part of the head is the target of a punch in a rabbit punch? Back of the head/base of the skull

2. What science fiction television series shares the name with the World’s Fair exhibit where television made its debut? Futurama
3. Which probe carried a golden phonograph containing the sounds and voices of Earth? Voyager
4. In 1972, which swimmer entered seven events and not only won them all but set world records in them all? Mark Spitz
5. What unusual pungent thing does titan arum smell like, giving it it’s more common name? Corpse
6. What occurs when two astronomical objects have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude, usually as observed from Earth? Conjunction
7. Which 60s star was Kramer told to fire in exchange for a Tony award in the Summer of George episode of Seinfeld? Raquel Welch
8. Which major radio company no longer offers lifetime subscriptions but still honours the ones purchased previously? Sirius XM
9. Which is the only European country that the cuckoo is absent from? Iceland
10. Which explorer is credited with naming the Pacific Ocean? Ferdinand Magellan

Capt. Blasto - 7

Only one participant. Well, I know one person is pretty busy for the next few weeks but are @Violentvixen and @Rascally Badger still interested?

Round 2
1. What kind of punch popularized by Bruce Lee has a distance of only 2.54 cm?
2. What disadvantage did the first remote control had that made it less popular with consumers?
3. What Beatles was transmitted on 4 February 2008, at 00:00 UTC by NASA in the direction of the star Polaris?
4. Who broke Mark Spitz records in 2008, winning 8 golds in swimming?
5. What fruit, usually eaten as vegetables, do both the copperhead and the delta smelt smell like?
6. What is the term for a straight line for three celestial bodies, often used in the sun, the moon and the Earth?
7. Which actress was the first to get an Oscar performance award where the performance was in another language?
8. Which sports league outlawed the “one bar” facemask, allowing existing players to keep using them?
9. Cuckoos build nests but where do they lay their eggs?
10. During what geological Aeon did the oceans first appear?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Rascally Badger was late and accidentally included guesses for the week before but you know what? I'm accepting them.
Round 2

1. What kind of punch popularized by Bruce Lee has a distance of only 2.54 cm? One inch punch
2. What disadvantage did the first remote control had that made it less popular with consumers? A big cord connected to the TV. People kept tricking over it.
3. What Beatles was transmitted on 4 February 2008, at 00:00 UTC by NASA in the direction of the star Polaris?Across the Universe
4. Who broke Mark Spitz records in 2008, winning 8 golds in swimming? Michael Phelps
5. What fruit, usually eaten as vegetables, do both the copperhead and the delta smelt smell like? Cucumber
6. What is the term for a straight line for three celestial bodies, often used in the sun, the moon and the Earth? Syzygy
7. Which actress was the first to get an Oscar performance award where the performance was in another language? Sophia Loren
8. Which sports league outlawed the “one bar” facemask, allowing existing players to keep using them? NFL
9. Cuckoos build nests but where do they lay their eggs? The nest of other birds.
10. During what geological Aeon did the oceans first appear? Hadean

Rascally Badger -13
Capt. Blasto - 12

Round 3

1. What is the tool-based name of a close-range punch that is halfway between a hook and an uppercut?
2. 60 years after being the first man to perform a piano recital on television, what first did Earl Wild achieve in a similar vein?
3. What spacecrafts (similarly named) sent up in 1972 and 1973 contains a plaque of nude humans and several pictographs aimed at implying the origin to any extraterrestrials who find it?
4. Who currently holds the world records in the 200-meter individual medley and in 2016, created a hoax of being robbed in Rio de Janero?
5. What is the English name of the river Sông Hương running through Hue in Vietnam, gained from the strong pleasant smell due to flowers growing along the bank?
6. What is a planet furthest from if it is in aphelion?
7. Which Bond girl’s (I’m speaking of the actress) iconic arrival gained an gender reversed “reference” by Daniel Craig, who claimed it was a complete “happy accident”?
8. New instillations of the Wigwag crossing signs were banned in 1949 but the standing ones were not necessarily replaced. What kind of crossing does this sign indicate?
9. Cuckoos lay eggs in the nest of other birds… but what generally determines the choice of nest?
10. Which trench was famously plumbed in 1875 by the expedition team of the HMS Challenger?
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
1. What is the tool-based name of a close-range punch that is halfway between a hook and an uppercut? Shovel punch
2. 60 years after being the first man to perform a piano recital on television, what first did Earl Wild achieve in a similar vein? First person to stream a piano recital
3. What spacecrafts (similarly named) sent up in 1972 and 1973 contains a plaque of nude humans and several pictographs aimed at implying the origin to any extraterrestrials who find it? Pioneer
4. Who currently holds the world records in the 200-meter individual medley and in 2016, created a hoax of being robbed in Rio de Janero? Ryan Lochte
5. What is the English name of the river Sông Hương running through Hue in Vietnam, gained from the strong pleasant smell due to flowers growing along the bank? Perfume River
6. What is a planet furthest from if it is in aphelion? The Sun
7. Which Bond girl’s (I’m speaking of the actress) iconic arrival gained an gender reversed “reference” by Daniel Craig, who claimed it was a complete “happy accident”? Ursula Andress
8. New instillations of the Wigwag crossing signs were banned in 1949 but the standing ones were not necessarily replaced. What kind of crossing does this sign indicate? Trains
9. Cuckoos lay eggs in the nest of other birds… but what generally determines the choice of nest? The nest of the kind of bird that reared the mother.
10. Which trench was famously plumbed in 1875 by the expedition team of the HMS Challenger? Marianas Trench (in 1951, Challenger II surveyed the depths with echo sounding).

Score

Rascally Badger -22
Capt. Blasto - 19

Last round!

1. What is the name of the punch in which the arm is whipped sideways from the shoulder joint with minimal elbow bend and is inspired by the motion of swinging a scythe?
2. What was the first product advertised on television, prior to a baseball game in New York?
3. What is the name for a hypothetical concept for an autonomous interstellar space probe dispatched for the express purpose of communication with one or more alien civilizations?
4. What Olympic first did Sun Yang accomplish?
5. What fruity scent to honeybees give off to warn other bees of danger?
6. What is it called when the plane of the equator meets the center of the sun?
7. What term that means “a young woman who asserts or exploits her sexual attractiveness” was created for Brigdetet Bardot?
8. What element of its name was the Montreal kosher-style deli Schwartz's allowed to keep after 1977 that no new business can have?
9. What time of day do Cuckoos usually lay their eggs?
10. Which’s supercontinent’s breaking apart resulted in the breaking of the Panthalassa Ocean into multiple basins?
 
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